What is Spinal Stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a condition caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal, which causes pain or numbness in certain parts of your body. Spinal stenosis can be categorized according to the specific part of the spine it has affected. These may be cervical, thoracic or lumbar stenosis-which is the most prevalent. Causes of spinal […]

Ten Most Common Injuries in Australia

Sporting injuries may be among the significant factors impacting the economy of Australia. There were 36000 sportsmen hospitalised due to sporting injuries during the period 2011 to 2012 following the 2014 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report. This report was done for people above the age of 15 years. The injured players can return […]

Snoring and Sleep Apnea in Children – New Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new guidelines encouraging physicians to take the problem of sleep apnea more seriously in children. The guidelines highlighted that it may, in some circumstances, be important use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) for the treatment of sleep apnea in children. An increasing number of studies since the […]

How Do I Know I Have Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is quite a common problem amongst adults.  It is less common amongst children, but can still occur in them.  The symptoms of sleep apnea can include long pauses in breathing during sleep, snoring or snorting during sleep, sleepiness and daytime fatigue, poor concentration and attention, ironically insomnia, anxiety, irritability, headaches and problems at […]

Sports Medicine – A Specialised Field

In recent years, the practice of sports and exercise medicine has evolved. It has gradually developed into an interesting option of specialisation for medical graduates. It covers a wide variety of topics. There’s diagnosis, rehabilitation, management of injuries and health management in unfamiliar environments. That last topic refers to the problem facing sports players who […]